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July 2014 issue

A model of a modern Major-General nominated for Alumnus Award

Liz Cosson

Program aims to boost participation in science and maths

Minister for Education, the Hon. Christopher Pyne MP, toured Southern Cross University with Mr Kevin Hogan MP Member for Page, New South Wales

Unlocking the history of nitrogen cycling trapped in coral skeletons

Dr Dirk Erler drilling for a coral core on the reefs surrounding the island of Rarotonga, Cook Islands (Credit: Sander Scheffers).

Forget the roast dinner, Aussies encouraged to eat sea urchins and cane toads

Long spined sea urchin

Psychological resilience in Army personnel under the spotlight

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Southern Cross University researchers will investigate the psychological resilience of non-commissioned officers in the Australian Army with the aim of finding out whether they could provide more support for soldiers returning from combat suffering from post-traumatic stress. Academics from the Southern Cross Business School – Professor Yvonne Brunetto, Dr Matthew Xerri and PhD candidate Ben Farr-Wharton – […]

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Reconstruction after disasters discussed with the UN

Jeremy Novak.

Communities need to be intimately involved with reconstruction tasks following a disaster and also in forward planning for risk mitigation, according to Southern Cross University PhD candidate Jeremy Novak. Mr Novak, from the Southern Cross Business School, presented a paper discussing ‘Reconstruction capabilities: What really matters’ at the United Nations Association of Australia NSW Conference in […]

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Elite athletes run hot at Gold Coast Airport Marathon

Tanyn Lyndon powers home.

Southern Cross University has had its best results in the 2014 Gold Coast Airport Marathon, after some great performances. Elite surf lifesaver, Tanyn Lyndon, finished 53rd overall in the SCU 10km Run, not bad for an athlete better suited to the sand and water. Elite triathlete Brian Fuller finished 42nd overall in the biggest race […]

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Our surfers stand up at Aussies, while Team SCU claims four gold at Uni Games

Peter Duncan.

Southern Cross University has won the 2014 Australian University Surfing Championships for the third time in four years after a tough contest at Newcastle’s Bar Beach. Spearheaded by former ASP World Tour professional Rebecca Woods, Team SCU won the men’s and women’s pennants as well as the overall trophy. Student team manager, Gabriele Ghigi, said […]

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Midwifery course coordinator in world first

Maree Crepinsek

Southern Cross University midwifery course coordinator Maree Crepinsek can lay claim to being involved in a world first – twice. The first was when Ms Crepinsek was one of 1563 midwives who gathered to break the world record for midwives singing together, as part of the fun at the recent 30th Triennial Congress for the […]

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Postcard to home: Dr Selim Reza

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Southern Cross GeoScience’s Associate Professor Ed Burton is currently hosting Dr Selim Reza, an Endeavour Award recipient from Rajshahi University in Bangladesh. Dr Reza was awarded a Post-Doctoral Fellowship from the Endeavour Foundation to undertake research for six months. The Fellowship will enable Dr Reza to work on experiments with Professor Burton aimed at understanding how arsenic, a […]

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Meet the staff: Andy Gibson

Andy Gibson

Name?  Andy Gibson What is your job? I am a lecturer in the School of Law and Justice, which I joined in 2008 as course coordinator of the LLB program. What’s the best thing about your job? Meeting and talking with students (and not having to wear a suit). What were you good at in […]

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